General: Bordeaux - excellent wine, a superb cuisine and numerous sights!
In the southwest of France on the river Garonne lies the former capital of Aquitaine, the city of Bordeaux.
As the political, economic and intellectual centre of the French southwest, Bordeaux is a very modern city that is constantly evolving and radiates a grandeur like Versailles (Victor Hugo)
The prosperous Gallic-Roman city, also known as "Little Rome", also offers its visitors a unique historical wealth consisting of a unique architectural and cultural heritage. Experience all the known and unknown treasures of Bordeaux on a guided tour of the city and learn about its history.
With a long intellectual and political tradition, the inhabitants of Bordeaux are proud of their origins and the special quality of life they enjoy. At pleasant temperatures, the city by the river invites you to stroll through its baroque streets and squares with their endless number of town houses and discover its charm.
Facts & figures: approx. 235,000 inhabitants, 49.36 km² area, 8 urban arrondissements, over 2.5 million visitors per year, is one of the world's largest growing areas for quality wines, about 120,000 hectares of wine-growing area
Bordeaux sights: The grandiose, almost completely preserved complex of the city with its outstanding individual buildings preserves the historical image of Bordeaux to this day. The heart of the City of Arts and Culture is the Theater Square (Place de la Comedie). Ten municipal museums preserve the cultural heritage of the city. Also worth seeing are the Eglise Notre-Dame, the avenues of the Intendant Tourny, the Grand Theatre, the Saint-Pierre quarter and the City Hall.
Nightlife: In the north-west of the old town there are the exquisite restaurants and the finest bistros and cafés. But you can also find alternative pubs, wine merchants and huge shopping centres.
Specialties: Bordeaux has an exquisite, rich, tasty and very varied cuisine. The city is famous for its wine. Well-known dishes are goose liver with jelly (foie gras of the country), caviar from the Gironde estuary or sea bass with pepper and all kinds of spices (bar aux quatre poivres)